Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Check out Macy’s Friends & Family sale! Save 25% off Your Purchase #Macys25

 Are you ready to shop!? Macy’s is offering their famous Macy's Friends and Family sale, a great time to shop! You can save 25% off of nearly everything in the store. This is a great time to shop, to get the best deals, with the Friends and Family event, you can even save on sale and clearance items, so you can get some wonderful deals! Simply include Promo Code when shopping online: SAVINGSFF and spend $99 or more and get free shipping with purchase to just make the deals even sweeter!

Friends & Family Sale Details:
  • Save 25% off Your Purchase
  • Spend $99 or more and get free shipping with purchase.
  • Promo Code: SAVINGSFF
  • Deal starts on Tuesday, April 29 and will run through Monday, May 5.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Check out these great items to Spring Into Summer #MomMixer

  I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Social Mom Spring mixer this past weekend. It was a great time to catch up with friends, meet new friends, and of course check out some great new products that will be hot this spring/summer season! Spring Into Summer event in Philadelphia, co-hosted by Colleen Padilla and Whitney Wingerd.
This wonderful event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. What a lovely location  This was a great event were media moms throughout the local area could come together and get ready for the summer in style. This even was full of great sponsors that will be great for your summer/spring wardrobe, vacations and fun for kids.

I had a great time stopping and chatting with each of the sponsors, what a great group of people. There were so many items that I just loved so where to start? Well let me start with one of my favorite sponsors from the event Hershey Park! 
 My family just loves to visit Hershey, and fining out about the great new attractions coming, including the great restaurant Chickie's and Pete's, and some great new rides, Cocoa Cruiser, Tea Cups, and the Sweet Swing! And I was a lucky winner of 4 tickets! My family and I can’t wait to check out these great new attractions.  For more information make sure to visit

Stella & Dot (@JenThomasJewles). Stella & Dot had an amazing amount of jewelry and accessories for us to try out. From bold colors necklaces to bright prints on bags.

 CVS Pharmacy  had such a great spread of all kinds of sweet and savory snacks that would be great for the spring/summer season, from trail mix to chocolate covered pretzels they have so many great Gold Emblem items that you will love, be sure the add some to your next event. If you are looking for some great gift ideas as well, CVS is your place. 

The Academy of Natural Sciences, had some great dinosaur bones, and cute toys for the kids to check out. If you are looking for a fun educational place to visit, be sure to check out The Academy of Natural Sciences. @Acadnatsci
We were treated to free vision screenings by Visionworks, make sure to schedule your vision screening today. With more than 620 nationwide, Visionworks is the industry’s leading selection of frames for kids and adults.
Tommy Hilfiger clothing for boys, I know where I am buying my nephews holiday gifts this year.  There were great dress clothing for young boys. The spring collection for 2014 is all about West-Coasting, the collection offers bright colors bold patterns and plenty of fun and sophistication.
Under Armor , offers great values for girls and boys. Under Armor, is made for active kids, to be worn on the field and off the field. Clothing to get out there and play. I loved the superhero, tees they were all great looking and built to last. The baby onsies were adorable, the “Call me Boss” onsie, was so adorable and so true!

We have always been fans of McDonalds, and getting to meet representatives and to be able to chat with them was a great thing for me. McDonald’s of the Greater Philadelphia Region (@McDPhilly). I was able to try out their wonderful fresh coffee from McDonalds, the coffee, kept me going and was delicious.

CHARM IT! – These fun charms and bracelets, are made for girls in the age range from 5-14. They are sold at GapKids, Nordstroms, and at neighborhood toy stores. They are currently having a 2014 CHARM IT! Crayola Design-A-Charm contest be sure to check out this great contest and have your child enter.

  I would like to thank the sponsors, this was a wonderful event, and I hope you get to check out some of the great items above. Thanks for the chance to go to this great event, it turned out great, thanks for all of your hard work!

*I was not compensated and I did not have to post about any of the sponsors of the Social Media Mom Mixer event. I was given samples or products from select brands in attendance at the event. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Dove Men+Care and Target Celebrate All-Star Dads! Is your dad an all-star? They could win a trip to the All Star game! #AllStarDad #DoveAllStarDad

This is a post is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are 100% my own

Dove Men+Care and Target Celebrate All-Star Dads! Is your dad an all-star? Well my husband is our all-star he is inseparable from my daughter. He is her hero. Bobby was born to be a dad, and he loves his little girl, his little princess. From sharing their love of Lego’s to their love of baseball they seem to always be together having fun.
 Of course daddy and daughter are huge Disney fans, that enjoy running around the parks, riding rides and just enjoying their time together.  He works a busy and demanding job, but he never comes home rushed, he always has time for our little girl.

Dove Men+Care at Target wants to celebrate your All-Star Dad with tickets to this year’s 2014 MLB All-Star game in Minneapolis.  Show your Dad, husband or father figure how much you care and how he has impacted your life for a chance to win tickets to Baseball’s 2014 Midsummer Classic! Simply submit a quick video explaining why your All-Star Dad is the best with the hashtag, #DOVEALLSTARDAD. Videos submitted via Instagram can be a maximum length of 15 seconds, while videos submitted through the sweepstakes microsite can be a maximum length of 30 seconds.

Find great Mother's Day gifts at Best Buy @BestBuy #GreatestMom

Mother's Day is coming up soon and my husband asked me what I would like, I thought about it and since I'm sort of the adventurous type of mom who likes to travel and explore and do new things I told my husband I'd like something to use on one of our trips, something that would let me capture those special moments that happen while on vacation.

And I sent him over to Best Buy (not like I had to twist his arm to do that...heck he'll probably find a gift or twenty for himself there) where they have gifts for all types of mother's. Like myself for example, I love to travel and take pictures so something I'd like is a new camera bag like the Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 Bag, or a Slingbox that we could use to watch our television when we're back in the hotel resting up or something I can really use a Juice Pack Air Charging Case for my iPhone.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Celebrate Dance Week with a giveaway of Angelina Ballerina goodies #Giveaway

Did you know that April 25-May 4 is National Dance Week? What better way to celebrate than with everyone’s favorite dancing mouseling? HIT Entertainment is teaming up with Madame Alexander dolls to celebrate Dance Week with a Facebook giveaway of Angelina Ballerina goodies. Be sure to enter this great giveaway on the Madame Alexander Facebook page

Purina One 28-Day Challenge week two, you may win 6 months’ worth of Purina one cat food! #Giveaway

Are you joining in on the  28-Day Challenge? This great challenge is to show the visible signs of health you’ll see in your cat after switching their food.  After just a few weeks you should see changes in your cat, including eager eating, healthy energy, less waste, bright eyes, a shiny coat and clean teeth. All by just switching to Purina One.  Would you like your cat to enjoy their food more, and get more out of what they eat? Well this challenge is for you. 

Here is what you should expect to see after the challenge:

DecalGirl full-color, removable vinyl skins for laptops, cell phones, game consoles, iPods and many other devices #Giveaway

Are you looking for a way to make your electronics stand out? Are you tired of having the same phone as everyone else, does your laptop need a little something? How about a removable vinyl skin? Decalgirl has vinyl skins for laptops, cell phones, game consoles, iPods and more! Decals from Disney to Just Dance, to artistic skins, and everything in-between.  Here is a little more information about Decalgirl from the website:
 Manufacturing amazing looking skins while offering exceptional service. Since 2003, DecalGirl has been manufacturing full-color, removable vinyl skins for laptops, cell phones, game consoles, iPods and other devices. All skins are manufactured right in our Milton, Delaware facility. We've grown the staff from two people, part time in a single basement room to 30+ people in a 19,000 square foot facility. A hobby that grossed under $100k in 2003 has grown into multi-million business. We've grown but stayed true to our vision. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Therafit has Athletic shoes, Sandals and Walking shoes great shoes for the spring/summer #Giveaway

 Are you looking for a comfortable pair of shoes for the spring or summer? How about a pair of sandals that are not only cute looking but are comfortable as well? Therafit is a great shoe company that has a wonderful selection. They have great Athletic shoes, Uniform shoes and Walking shoes. These shoes are made to help with your posture, thus making walking or running more comfortable and less strenuous on your body. If you are looking for a pair of shoes that will make your fall waling a better experience, you are going to love Therafit . Here is a little more information about Therafit from the website:

 Our philosophy is simple: Make Your Whole Body Happy. We stay focused on giving you a really comfortable shoe. Our patented technology provides unique cushioning and impact absorption, with a goal to improve posture & support. Therafit Shoe is built on four key ideals: Comfort, Customer, Charity and Community. It is through these four pillars of strength that we hope to provide a lifestyle product that is dedicated to a woman's total body wellness.

Nonni’s THINaddictives, 100 calories a pack light and crunchy cookies #Giveaway

Are you a fan of Nonni’s traditional biscotti’s? Nonni’s famous for their classic biscotti’s my family and I have been fans of them for many years. But now they have a different kind of cookie you and your family will love!  THINaddictives a thin cookie that is 100 calories a pack. Here is a little more information about Nonni’s from the website: 

Nonni’s products grew out of true Italian tradition. In the little town of Lucca, Italy along narrow cobbled lanes surrounded by elegant piazzas, our Nonni (an endearing term for Grandma) made biscotti to share with family and friends. When Nonni came to America, almost a century ago, she brought the family recipe with her. To this day, the same family recipe using real eggs, butter and gourmet bittersweet chocolate is still used to give our biscotti a light, crunchy texture that is delicately sweet. Our devotion to quality ingredients has been the foundation for the continued success of the company, and the key reason Nonni’s Biscotti is the number one selling biscotti in the country.

Are you a big cookie fan? Well my family and I are cookie lovers, but my husband and I are dieting and cookies are not something we can have right now, but we still have a sweet tooth, and fruit is nice but it is not the same as having a cookie. I was very excited when I was contacted to review the new flavors Blueberry Oat  and Banana Dark Chocolate Nonni’s Biscotti THINaddictives, biscotti’s like you have never had before.

· Banana Dark Chocolate Almond Thins – Crunchy banana chips layered with semi-sweet chocolate chips baked into an almond thin makes for a chocolate lover’s delight.
· Blueberry Oat Almond Thins – Luscious, whole blueberries and hearty oats rolled into an almond thin for a satisfying sweet.

 My family and I are always on the run either running to soccer practice, or on a trip checking out an exciting destination. I know my daughter and my husband are always looking for something to snack on.  Luckily I packed a good variety of Nonni’s THINaddictives to bring with us in my purse because I knew we would get hungry while on the go.

 The individually wrapped  bags are nice to travel with. Each pack includes three THINaddictives so you really get a nice snack for only 100 calories. We loved each and every flavor, the banana had a great chocolate banana and nut flavor.
  The Blueberry Oat was my favorite, as well as my daughters favorite. The tartness of the blueberries and the crunchiness cookie was a great contrast.  I did not feel guilty eating these sweet treats, they satisfied my sweet tooth, and were just delicious.

So if you are a fan of Nonni’s traditional biscotti you will surely love the new THINaddictives. All of the great flavor is still there, but I think they are easier to eat. Sure they are still crunchy but they are easier to bite and enjoy because they are so much thinner.  I will surely be purchasing  these divine treats in the future, and if you are looking for a sweet snack that is handy and easy to toss in your purse for a quick snack I would highly recommend Nonni’s Biscotti THINaddictives.

Nonni’s THINaddictives is hosting a series of giveaways as a part of its "Real Good" program to encourage fans to live an overall healthier lifestyle. Find and follow THINaddictives on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram for healthy living tips and for chances to win!!

The generous folks at Nonni’s are giving two of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win two boxes each of Nonni’s THINaddictives (one of each new flavor Blueberry Oat and Banana Dark Chocolate). Would you like to win? Please check out the Nonni’s site, take a look around then come back here and tell me something you learned from the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.
Buy it:
You can purchase these delectable to THINaddictives cookies at your local supermarket

Win it:
Two winners will each win Two boxes of Nonni’s THINaddictives, one of each flavor.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Star Wars Weekends Disney World Solo trip Behind the Force: Star Wars Voices #Starwarsweekend #Disney #Travel

Thinking about our upcoming trip to star wars weekend, here are some favorite highlights from last year’s Star Wars Weekends.

The shows were great Behind the Force: Star Wars Voices gives you the chance to see what it's like being a voice actor for the Clone Wars cartoon. Once that show ended I rushed outside the theater to get back into line for the next show Stars of the Saga. This show is more of an interview type show and we got to find out how both Jeremy Bulloch and Ray Park got their parts in the movies and what being in the movies has meant to them and their careers. 

That show ended and I was rushing from the theater to the line once again to see a Visit to the Maul with Ray Park. Ray Park shows you what it was like playing Darth Maul, he goes through a martial arts demonstration complete with weapons and acrobatics that leave you speechless. The man is simply amazing and this show is a great one to see. Again the show ends and I'm headed back into another line to see Obi-Wan and Beyond with James Arnold Taylor.

 This show was stunning, words can not express how talented a voice actor James Arnold Taylor is. He gives you a glimpse into the life of a voice actor and does in the neighborhood of 200 or so voices from Obi-Wan to Christopher Walken to Michael J. Fox and Fred Flintstone. Those are just a small sample of the voices that you'll hear, this show isn't to be missed it was that good and most impressive. After another 13 hours or so in the park I was toasted between Friday and Saturday I spent more than 24 hours in the Studio's surrounded by my people Star Wars geeks. I took it easy Sunday and went to the Magic Kingdom to ride Space Mountain and Pirates. Magic Kingdom was crowded again but being the veteran that I am I was able to get past the crowd and get on to Space Mountain quickly. 

The people didn't realize that if you go into the Confection shop you can get to the end of Main St. without having to deal with the massive crowd, I zipped past them all in a matter of seconds took a short cut through the Noodle Station to get past a few more people and made it to Space Mountain. Space Mountain still makes me feel like a kid for some reason this ride makes me laugh with joy, I'm not sure how many times I've been on it but it still brings out the kid in me and never gets old. And my first car first seat streak still lives which is important to me and I will make sure to get the same spot in few weeks when we head out to Disneyland. 

I know people say you have to experience Space Mountain from the last seat but I love experiencing it from the front it's the only spot I've ever sat and I'm not about to break my streak! This was the first chance I had to ride Pirates since they added the Mermaid to the ride, you hear the Mermaid's singing and it adds an eerie feel to the ride then you see a Mermaid skeleton and that just completes the scene. I like the touch it was done well and adds to the ride. Now if they could put another drop in and make it as good as Disneyland....oh well, I still like ours.  

More to come! Stay tuned!

Susan S. Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions, . No compensation was received. All opinions are my own. This is a unofficial fan site that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or Disney theme parks.